senate Bill S5989

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits municipalities from transferring primary investigating authority of vehicle collisions that result in serious injury or death to a non-law enforcement agency

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Mar 25, 2021 referred to transportation

S5989 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6211
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §603-a, V & T L

S5989 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits municipalities from transferring primary investigating authority of vehicle collisions that result in serious injury or death from the police to a non-law enforcement agency.

S5989 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5989 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5989
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  prohibiting
   municipalities  from  transferring  primary investigating authority of
   vehicle collisions that result in serious injury or death to a non-law
   enforcement agency
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 603-a of
 the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 489 of  the  laws  of
 2017, is amended to read as follows:
   In  addition  to the requirements of section six hundred three of this
 article, whenever a motor vehicle accident results in  serious  physical
 injury  or death to a person, [and such accident either is discovered by
 a police officer, or reported to a police officer within five days after
 such accident occurred,] the police shall conduct  an  investigation  of
 such  accident.  NO MUNICIPALITY SHALL TRANSFER SUCH PRIMARY INVESTIGAT-
 ING AUTHORITY TO A NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09598-01-1


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